Opening devotions for a committee meeting

We come together as a group of individuals with diverse needs and diverse gifts.

May we rise to the responsibility vested in us by our fellow members of this chapel and make our decisions wisely.

May we discover that delicate balance between the needs of the individual and the interests of the greater community.

May we listen to each other wish respect and treat each other with courtesy and generosity.

May our silences be as meaningful as our speech.

May we be gathered together not only in body but also in healing mind.

And may we leave this room in harmony with one another, glad to have spent time in each other’s company and content with our collective resolutions.

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